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Tinubu jets out today, to address UN Assembly on inequalities, global humanitarian crises | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Six Govs, Ministers On President’s Team

No fewer than six State Governors are on the team accompanying President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), holding in New York.

The President departs today for what will be his first as the Nigerian leader. And this is coming after his recent successful outing at the G-20 Summit in New Delhi, India.

The Governors include Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State; Mohammed InuwaYahaya of Gombe State; Hope Uzodinma of Imo State; Uba Sani of Kaduna State; AbdulRahman AbdulRazak of Kwara State; and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Also traveling with the President are the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar; Coordinating Minister of the Economy & Finance, Mr. Wale Edun, and Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Mohammed Pate.

Others are Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru; Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr. Dele Alake; Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu; and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite.

The National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other senior government officials will also be present.

The theme of this year’s UNGA is: “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”

On the first day of the high-level General Debate of the 78th UNGA Session September 19, President Tinubu will deliver his inaugural National Statement.

Before engaging in the General Debate, the President will join other world leaders to participate in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN 2023 Summit on SDGs).

President Tinubu’s address will encompass several issues, such as sustainable development, climate change, global cooperation, and the imperative to address inequalities and global humanitarian crises.

Additionally, President Tinubu is slated to participate in the high-level dialogue on Financing for Development; high-level meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response; UN Secretary General’s Climate Ambition Summit; high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage; and high-level Panel on Reform of the Global Financial Architecture, amongst others.

In New York, President Tinubu is also scheduled to hold several bilateral meetings with world leaders, including the Presidents of the European Union Commission, Brazil, and South Africa, amongst others.

The President will also advance his economic development agenda for aggressive investment attraction in meetings with the global leadership of transnational firms, such as Microsoft, Meta Technologies, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, and others.

Furthermore, on the margins of UNGA, President Tinubu will detail emerging cross-sectoral investment opportunities in Nigeria in his address to American business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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